Alec Von Bargen

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Alec Von Bargen is a Visual Artist, actor, writer, producer and director originally from New York City.[1]

1. Life

Alec Von Bargen grew up in the UK and in Mexico City.

2. Early Career - Television, Film, Theatre

He began his career working in the performing arts and in the production, direction and writing of content for theatre, television and film. His work in front of the camera began as a contract actor for Televisa in Mexico City. For over ten years he had starring roles in Televisa's productions which sell to almost a hundred countries worldwide. His television presence garnished him several awards and led to offers for theatre and film, ultimately giving him the possibility of traveling to Barcelona for more film work. After 2 years in Barcelona he was approached by a manager in New York who convinced him to move to Manhattan to start auditioning there, which he did. In less than a year, he was guest starring on television series, doing off-Broadway theatre and ultimately working in big budget Hollywood films like The Good Shepherd. After 2 years in New York a personal issue pulled him away from the business and he returned to Mexico.[2]

Select Filmography

Year Role Production
1995 Andrew Acapulco Bay - Dir. Tom DeSimone
1996 Jake Trammel The Guilt - Dir. Dennis Donnelly
1997 Malfavon Pueblo Chico, Infierno Grande - Dir. Benjamin Cann
1997 Mauricio Dumas Gente Bien - Dir. Francisco Franco
1997 Gerardo El Secreto de Alejandra - Dir. Lorenzo de Rodas
1998 Orlando de la Riva Preciosa - Dir. Pedro Damian
1998 Al Borde Benjamin Ezra - Dir. Antonio Zavala
1999 Dino 'El Jorobado' Amor Gitano - Dir. Pedro Damian
2000 Heard Beat - Dir. Gary Walkow
2000 Adrian A mil por hora - Dir. Pedro Damian
2000 Gabriel Duarte El Grito - Dir. Gabriel Beristain
2003 Maestro The Tulse Luper Suitcases - Dir. Peter Greenaway
2004 El La Aprobacion del Cielo - Dir. Carlo Corea
2004 Mario Dos Tragedias - Dir. Carlo Corea
2005 Arturo Tu te lo Pierdes - Dir. Salim Nayar
2006 Fidel Castro The Good Shepherd - Dir. Robert De Niro
2007 Julian Shaw Law and Order: Criminal Intent - Dir. Norberto Barba
2017 Tuilo Dartani Beginners Guide To The Presidency - Dir. Salim Nayar

Career - Visual Arts, Photography

Alec Von Bargen's main focus is on his visual art and photography. It didn't take long for his work to be exhibited in some of the most important art galleries and museums worldwide. His work has not only won multiple international awards, but has also been included in important private and public collections. His pieces have also been shown at several art fairs and biennals including the Venice Biennale Arte.

He is also the director and creator of the artist collective, Krema Kollettiva.[3]

Alec continues to work in both the visual arts and performing art/film/theatre. His most recent starring role in a feature film is Salim Nayar's ''Beginner's Guide to The Presidency'' alongside Amaia Salamanca [Salamanca] and Unax Ugalde [Ugalde]

Since 2015, Alec has been the Visual Advisor to the Venice Film Festival's Biennale College Cinema [4]

Gallery in Milan : Nuova Galleria Morone

Gallery in Hong Kong and Shanghai : Leo Gallery

2.2 Select Exhibitions

Year Exhibtion Venue
2017 FotoFever [5] Carrousel Du Louvre - Paris [6]
2017 Landskrona Foto Festival - [7] Landskrona, Sweden
2017 The Gaze - curated by Shlomit Dror The Cluster Gallery - New York [8]
2016 'Split' - Alec Von Bargen The Swatch Art Peace Hotel - Shanghai
2016 Alec Von Bargen - Solo Exhibition Leo Gallery - Hong Kong
2015 56th Venice Biennale - Swatch Pavilion Arsenale Nord - Venice, Italy
2015 'Mexico Vivo' Modern Art Museum [[1]] - Mexico City, Mexico
2014 International Video Art Festival - Now & After 14 The State Museum of Gulag - Moscow Russia
2013 PULSE Art Fair Miami Art Basel Week - Miami, USA - Represented by Nuova Galleria Morone
2013 Veritas Feminae - Solo exhibition and book presentation OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal Museum - Shanghai, China
2013 Les Rencontres Des Arles - Work present in two award-winning publications Arles, France
2013 ZONA MACO Art Fair Mexico City, Mexico - Represented by Ramis Barquet Gallery
2012 The Long Walk Home - Solo exhibition Nuova Galleria Morone - Milan, Italy
2011 54th Venice Biennale - Official Selection - Stupore Venice, Italy
2011 The Renaissance Photography Prize Exhibition The Mall Galleries - London, UK
2010 The Freedom To Create Exhibition [[2]] The Victoria and Albert Museum - London, UK